Art & Design

   

Melbourne MP3 Of The Week: Oblako Lodka

Posted by

<
>

Autumn’s in. Wistful feelings. Forecasts stuck way down in the teens. You have to wear socks to sleep. And in the news old heaters are killing people. Meanwhile Oblako Lodka have released their own silent killer, a self-titled debut LP.

After playing around Melbourne since 2007, the four-piece finally got around to releasing their album a couple weeks ago on vinyl and digital download. And with the seasonal change affecting a nostalgic, meditative mood in the air, the release couldn’t have been more perfectly timed.

Left To Fight sums up the best parts of the album. Doleful and resigned, rich with vocal harmonies and musak organs, the track is an uptempo downbeat wonder. A coppery guitar plucks backbeat minor chords against a bright vocal punctuated by short bursts of harmonic chanting, xylophones sadly descending in-between and later, a casio french horn plodding through melancholic counter-melodies. It’s obvious that mixed feelings weigh heavily on this band.

Left To Fight has the album’s most crystallised and catchy sadness caught in a short (just over two minutes) but well rounded single. There may not really be any chorus to sing along to, but who needs one?

I say, download this mp3. You may as well have something to listen to when you’re watching leaves drop.

Download: http://specialawardrecords.bandcamp.com/track/left-to-fight
Vinyl available from most indie record stores and through http://specialawardrecords.tumblr.com


Photo & Video

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2015/04/02/the-10th-whitelion-bail-out-charity-fundraiser/

The 10th Whitelion Bail Out Charity Fundraiser

Bail Out's plans to help out Melbourne's disadvantaged youth.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2014/10/15/the-fox-darkroom/

The Fox Darkroom

Snap away with The Fox Darkroom, a mecca for photography aficionados to learn all about the traditional methods of black and white photography.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2013/08/23/photographer-of-the-week-hannah-markoff/

Photographer of the week: Hannah Markoff

Babes, beauty and greasy food.

What's On

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/05/04/melbourne-dog-lovers-show-2017/

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show 2017

The 2017 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show is one paws-itively brilliant celebration of man’s best friend.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2016/07/28/movenpick-are-giving-away-free-ice-cream/

Movenpick Are Giving Away Free Ice Cream!

Movenpick are giving away over 5,000 scoops of ice-cream across their 23 boutiques this Monday!

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2016/02/26/jude-perl-launches-modern-times/

Jude Perl Launches Modern Times

Singer, songwriter and comedic genius Jude Perl will launch her debut album Modern Times at The Toff in Town.